The Heart Knows

It’s probably the sun’s apparent climb into the northern hemisphere and the promise of light, after the months of darkness that stimulates the desire to make resolutions at this time. Whatever it is that drives us, this time of year seems to be the prime time for reflections and resolutions. No one can tell us […]


It’s the New Year and you have high hopes. Whether or not you have made any New Year’s resolutions, there are probably a few things in your life that you want to be better. Perhaps you want to have better communication with your spouse, be more fulfilled in your work, cut down on your alcohol […]

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child – Gifting

On the surface, gifting is about expressing appreciation for the people in our lives. It sounds simple and obvious. But when we get ‘wrapped up’ (bad pun?) in the expectations of individuals and society towards gift giving, it quickly gets complicated. When you think about it, we exchange gifts within a labyrinth-like context of relationship […]

A Gift and a Wish

The Gift If I could give each of you a gift, the gift I would give would be a unique and wonderful pet to take care of. I think that all of us could gain from looking after a living creature. This little creature would be lovable in its imperfection. One floppy ear, bright eyes, […]